What is “Progressive” to Communities of Color



Do you consider yourself a progressive? If someone asked you what progressive means would you be able to clearly define what it means and why you identify as one? What is progressive to communities of color? L. Joy brings Lumumba Bandele and Ludovic Blain to the front of the class to help us answer these pressing questions. Our guests: Lumumba Bandele: is the Senior Community Organizer at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and a member and organizer with the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. Ludovic Blain: is the Executive Director of the California Donor Table. Previously, Ludovic was a leader in building people of color-centered movements around closing the racial wealth gap, environmental justice, media justice, campaign finance and voting rights. Ludovic has also led capacity-building work in Haiti, Canada, Denmark and The Gambia. Ludovic is a graduate of the City College of NY, as well as leadership programs including the Rockwood Leadership Institute. He serves on several boards, including the